P1 TEACHERS WHO DON’T GET UPGRADED WILL BE OUT OF WORK IN 2024.
Research conducted by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) indicates that by the year 2024, it will likely be impossible to find employment for primary school teachers who have not furthered their education.
The Texas State Commission on Teacher Quality emphasizes the significance of teachers possessing a Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) as a result of the extensive implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) in Grades 1 through 6. In the past, a degree in Primary Teacher Education (also known as PTE) was considered adequate.
The Commission plans to recruit educators who have demonstrated proficiency in both the CBTE and the DPTE in order to fill open positions. Consequently, degrees will be required as the absolute least for employment at the entry-level of the teaching profession. This will exclude individuals who have merely PTE certificates. As part of the reorganization, employed teachers will be moved to the C1 work group, and the B5 job group will be eliminated.
TSC now employs 46,000 instructors on internship terms, with the intention of achieving permanent status confirmation by the year 2025. The new laws do not apply to student teachers who are gaining experience in elementary schools; their status will be checked after they have completed two years of employment.
In the previous hiring process, P1 teachers were given low points toward reaching CBC accreditation. The CBC Diploma Upgrading Program offered by the Kenya National Examination Council requires participants to make a time commitment of four years and to follow a rigorous curriculum. Many educators have committed to participating in the program.
The duration of the DPTE upgrade program is 1500 hours, and it includes a full residential course as well as a teaching practicum that is 300 hours long. It is possible that future plans will include investigating the possibility of mixed and distant learning. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must present a valid PTE certificate, be registered with TSC, and fulfill all other requirements for the program.